Designs of the Year – Design Museum

Architecture

This year’s architecture nominees include a vintage theme park, the Tate Modern’s Switch House extension and Assemble’s Granby Workshop in Liverpool – winner of this year’s Turner Prize.

Herzog and De Meuron's Switch House extension for Tate ModernHerzog and De Meuron’s Switch House extension for Tate Modern

Graphics

Fourteen projects were shortlisted in the graphics category this year. These include Irma Boom’s Cuyperspussagi tile mural in Amsterdam’s Central Station – an impressive seascape made out of 77,000 tiles – and Studio Joost Grootens’ redesign of the Dikke Van Dale dictionary of the Dutch language, which uses colour coded text and illustrations.

A first aid kit for refugees which uses pictograms.A first aid kit for refugees which uses pictograms. Idea & Design: Erwin K. Bauer, Anne Hofmann, Dasha Zaichanka, Katharina Hölzl, Miriam S. Koller
Cooperations & Partners: Red Cross Vienna, Caritas, Medical Aid for Refugees, New Here, EOOS design / Places for People at Biennale di Venezia 2016, Urbanize Festival ICC Berlin

unspecified-15HelloRuby, a book by Linda Liukas and Jemina Lehmuskoski. The pair have also created a website and accompanying apps. helloruby.com

Product

Nineteen projects made the product shortlist – alongside furniture, ceramics and objects designed for urban living environments, nominees include the BBC micro:bit, a pocket-sized computer that children can use to create games or virtual pets:

The BBC micro:bit, a collaboration between the BBC, Tech Will Save Us (which designed the shape, look and feel of the device), ARM, element14, Barclays, Lancaster University, Microsoft, Nordic Semiconductor, Samsung, ScienceScope and The Wellcome Trust
The BBC micro:bit, a collaboration between the BBC, Tech Will Save Us (which designed the shape, look and feel of the device), ARM, element14, Barclays, Lancaster University, Microsoft, Nordic Semiconductor, Samsung, ScienceScope and The Wellcome TrustThe Drinkable Book. Senior designer: Brian Gartside. Graphic designer: Aaron Stephenson. Chemist: Dr. Theresa Dankovich, PhDThe Drinkable Book. Senior designer: Brian Gartside. Graphic designer: Aaron Stephenson. Chemist: Dr. Theresa Dankovich, PhD

You can see the full shortlists at designmuseum.org

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